As the Panthers' rare Thursday-night kickoff approaches, let me mention briefly that I will appear with former UNC basketball stars Al Wood and Brian Reese on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Scoreboard Shoppe located in Medical Center Pharmacy in Gastonia, NC. The address is 515 Cox Road. You take exit 21 off Interstate 85, and it's right there.
Al, Brian and I will be signing copies of "Tar Heels: Where Have You Gone?" That's a book I wrote about whatever happened to about 3 dozen UNC basketball stars after the cheering stopped. Wood and Reese were among those featured.
Wood was a star for the Tar Heels from 1977-81 and is still remembered for scoring 39 points against a Virginia team featuring Ralph Sampson in the 1981 Final Four. Reese was a starter on the 1993 UNC National Championship Team and is now an assistant basketball coach at Wingate University.
I'll also be signing copies of my other books there as well, including "Tales from the Carolina Panthers Sideline," which was published after the Panthers' Super Bowl season. For more information, contact the pharmacy at 704-867-5343.